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Off-campus colleges pull in the crowd, for a change

delhi Updated: Jun 28, 2008 00:57 IST
Karan Choudhury
Karan Choudhury
Hindustan Times
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Off-campus colleges managed to pull in quite a crowd on the first day of admissions in Delhi University. All subjects managed to pull in students but B.Com (Pass) turned out to be the most popular among them all.

Earlier most of these colleges could enroll students only after the announcement of the second cutoff list. Other than popular courses like B.Com (Pass and Hons.) most of the seats in their various courses used to remain empty.

Now the scenario seems to be changing. The student response on the first day might not have been overwhelming but for the principals in these colleges, it was more than satisfactory. Dr Vijay Laxmi Pandit, principal of Rajdhani College, said, “We used to get a major chunk of students only after the announcement of the second list. But this year we have managed to start the admission process in almost all our courses. The majority of the students have taken admissions in the B.Com (Hons.) programme. But other courses like Political Science and History are also doing well.”

B.Com (Pass) programme has always been a hit with students opting for off-campus colleges. With reasonable and realistic cutoffs for most of the courses many students apply to these colleges, as the chances of getting admissions are more. Dr K.P. Bhatt, principal, Satyawati College said, “We got a good turnout on the basis of the first cutoff list. B.Com (Pass and Hons.) programme are doing really well. In English (Hons.) also we were able to rope in quite a number of students.”

Another off-campus college happy with first day admission turnout is Bharti College. They managed to enroll 73 students into various courses. Here also B.Com (Pass) courses rule the roost. Dr. Promodini Verma, principal of the college, said, “We keep our cutoffs realistic and after the first list itself we have managed to do quite well. Our BA programme is also filling up fast and we expect this trend to continue.”